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Researchers tweak enzyme 'assembly line' to improve antibiotics

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven "assembly line" that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties ...

Tue 29 Nov 16 from Phys.org

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New research could replace petrochemicals with biodegradable microbial products

Researchers are actively studying polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a family of natural polyesters produced by microorganisms that may represent biodegradable and biocompatible substitutes for petroleum-based ...

Tue 29 Nov 16 from Phys.org

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Chemical origami yields new plant compounds with therapeutic and economic potential

Plants—from the maple or the yew tree to the corn in roadside fields—produce countless kinds of compounds, also known as natural products, that the plants manufacture using the enzymes predetermined ...

Thu 17 Nov 16 from Phys.org

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna succeeded ...

Fri 15 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from Phys.org

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New artificial enzyme safer for nature

Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.

Thu 22 Oct 09 from Phys.org

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New research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma.

Mon 29 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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New process improves catalytic rate of enzymes by 3,000 percent

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Researchers determine structure of intermediate form of unique enzyme

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(PhysOrg.com) -- Montana State University chemists have determined the structure of an intermediate form of a unique enzyme that participates in some of the most fundamental reactions in biology.

Mon 26 Apr 10 from Phys.org

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Chinese medicine yields secrets: Atomic mechanism of 2-headed molecule derived from Chang Shan shown

The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan—a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria—have been uncovered thanks to a high-resolution structure ...

Sun 23 Dec 12 from Phys.org

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